Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted its annual Pride, celebrating diversity and inclusion amongst its student community.
Students planned and organised the event, which featured games, a glitter and face paint stand, live music, and a Bake Sale raising money for Breakout Youth – a local LGBTQ+ support charity for teenagers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The event is part of a series of events around College, which celebrate diversity and inclusion. A Colour Run, organised by Barton Peveril’s ‘This Girl Can’ Ambassadors to celebrate inclusivity in sport, followed Pride 2018. The Colour Run will also follow Pride 2019, this summer.
Former St. Anne’s Catholic School pupil Jennifer Curtis praised the event:
‘Pride is a celebration of people who classify as different and events like these make people feel that they can express themselves. I am a supporter of this and this is why I am here.’
Bethany Reynolds, who previously attended Brookfield Community School, also commented on the College’s Pride:
‘I feel proud that Barton helps its students to express themselves, however they wish, and that everyone gets involved too. The event was a success, putting many smiles on people’s faces and raising money for a great charity.’